Though all the other things you can't really excuse, a chip vulnerable to Spectre/Meltdown is hardly surprising. They really aren't that many powerful chips on the market that aren't. And it's still quite new. And can be mostly mitigated through software (whether they have yet or not would need to be checked).
But... buy a chip that's NOT vulnerable to it, but compatible with major operating systems. It's not easy and would likely require drastic hardware redesign (new motherboard at least, most likely, even for ARM-chips).
I think that's just buzzword-capturing more than anything else.